Survival has been the aim and agenda for many organizations this year. But for HR, the last two quarters turned out to be more than a learning curve. They went beyond policy making and talent management to ensure business continuity and engagement in such extraordinary times.
Today, we are already in the new normal. Our lives and livelihoods are beginning to acclimatize and appreciate this new world. So, it's time for businesses to switch their survival hats with brand new revival ones and thrive in this new normal. This means the role of HR and L&D will expand even further in this employee-centric new normal.
We know; it’s going to be tough with the virus still on the loose. But if you take a deep breath and open up to this new reality, nothing is impossible. That’s the help cornerstone is aiming to provide with its upcoming annual learning conference, Convergence Unbound.
Cornerstone Convergence 2020 Unbound
The upcoming edition of Cornerstone Convergence will be a virtual experience. With informative keynote sessions, product demonstrations and fun filled networking activities, the event will explore the role of HR in the new normal around the lines of theme, 'Unbound Thinking.'
When: The conference will stream globally for across three regions at the same time. For two-half days, September 16th and 17th, the conference commences and streams between 9am PDT to 1pm PDT.
Who can attend? Cornerstone Convergence Unbound 2020 invites all HR professional, L&D executives, business leaders and industry enthusiasts.
How much does it Cost? Cornerstone Convergence 2020 is a free virtual tour to all its attendees..
What to Expect from Cornerstone Convergence 2020?
With over 50 sessions emphasizing on the fundamentals and the recent advancements of HR and learning, the conference is jam packed with innovation and perspective. You can hear directly from cornerstone's clients Bancorp, VMWare, BCG, Hulu etc., on how they were able to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and new normal. Here are our top-picks from its agenda.
Opening Keynote with Paul Saunders
On the first day, the conference will open with an informative and inspiring keynote from Cornerstone's CEO Phil Saunders. In his session, Phil will address the challenges present in the 'Now of Work.' He will also shed light on how Cornerstone's disruptive technological innovations can help your people navigate the change and drive positive results for your organization.
An Intimate Conversation with Voila Davis
With an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and two Tony Awards to her name, Viola Davis became the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Her advocacy and activism on equal rights for women and women of color added to her recognition. On the closing of day one, Viola will engage us in an intimate conversation about owning your personal life-story can strengthen yourself and the people around you.
Pulling from her own personal experiences, Viola will inspire you to draw strength from within and realize your worth.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
We've all witnessed the racial chaos that shocked the world after the death of George Floyd. Many business leaders have admitted they are not sure how to have this conversation with their black employees. Convergence is setting up a safe place for you to have it. Leading Sports Analyst, Emmanuel Acho, is bringing his show 'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,' to Convergence Unbound.
In this Q&A session, Emmanuel will answer questions about race, social injustice, diversity and inclusion. If you want to know answers for the questions you couldn't ask your black co-workers, here's your cue.
Identifying the Right Skills to Overcome a Crisis
As you already know, learning and transformation is inevitable for organizations to move forward in the new normal. Our three panelists, Liggy Webb, a bestselling author; Summer Salomonsen, Head of Cornerstone Studios; Mark Lamswood, Regional Director for Cornerstone Content, will discuss on how to identify the right skills and build content strategies to harness a learning culture in the new normal.
You can readily gain knowledge on
- Skills you will need in times of crisis.
- Nurturing a learning culture that lasts
- Learning strategies to drive it all.
How to leverage your Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
The recent social uproar exposed the diversity gap in our workplaces. The new normal will be an open place for people of diverse colors and thoughts. Organizations that nurture diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces show high levels of creative and adaptability elements.
Join the D&I leaders, Crysta Dungee of Sodexo, and Noel Hornsberry of Cornerstone as Stacia Garr moderates the discussion on key elements of a DE&I strategies. This session will focus on how to leverage your DE&I initiatives to promise a meaningful harmony in your diverse workplace.
Learning in the New Normal
Under the client spotlight, there's an interesting discussion waiting to happen. In the County of San Mateo, KAR Global, and BeyondTrust successfully leveraged Cornerstone Content to deliver modern training to suit the new normal.
Hear it directly from the team that it possible and learn how to tailor your learning content to meet the challenges of new normal. Meet Joseph Cunningham, LMS Supervisor of KAR Global, Laura Edwards-Lassner, Sr. Director of Talent Management of BeyodTrust and Gabe Aponte, L&D Program manager of San Mateo County.
Personalize your Own Convergence Agenda
It's not easy to attend every session in the given time frame. So, Cornerstone is providing the opportunity to schedule your own agenda for Convergence. Along with the keynote, you can curate sessions across five different tracks and schedule your sessions for a personalized Convergence experience. Also, you can avail these sessions on demand.
The pandemic has opened-up the workplace and it's time for HR and L&D to open up to this new world of work. That's why it's called Convergence Unbound.
If you're as excited as we are about it and want to learn more?
and get ready for Cornerstone convergence 2020 Unbound.